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How To Combat Shame

For those living with shame or guilt stemming from something that happened at church, returning to church later in life can be difficult. As an ally, kindness, patience, and understanding will be key.

Category: Morality

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How To Plan a Gender-Inclusive Wedding

There is no shortage of wedding planning advice available. Most of it, however, uses heteronormative terms and practices that may make many of your guests feel uncomfortable and may not be sufficient to express the natur ...

Category: Ceremonies Social Equality

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Guidelines for Church Choirs During the Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, most churches have adjusted their service options to online meetings or adopted responsible social distancing guidelines. These safety procedures are especially important for choirs, as s ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

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A Survey of Global Religion and Values

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a large survey to gather information on people’s opinion of religion and morals across the globe. Over 38,000 people from 34 different countries were asked a variety of questi ...

Category: Morality Religion

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4 Reasons To Host Church Services Online

Meeting to worship together is a bedrock of many faith traditions. When people can't meet in person, however, it's good to have options that still allow them to participate or keep in touch. Sometimes, in fact, meeting o ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

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How To Comfort Members Who Are Grieving

Grief comes in many forms and for many reasons. The most common event associated with grief is the death of a loved one, but there are many reasons your church members may experience the pain of loss. No matter what prom ...

Category: Aid Health and Wellness

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How To Start a Disaster Relief Ministry

Media broadcasts frequently bring news of natural disasters and other catastrophic events. It is easy to feel helpless as you watch the devastation unfold on your screen. One way to combat this feeling and give aid when ...

Category: Aid Disasters

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How To Care for Homebound Church Members

When you think about the members of your church, your mind may automatically settle on the people who are present at services every week or those with whom you serve on committees or in small groups. There are likely oth ...

Category: Aid Religion

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Look For the Helpers: How To Support Your City Through Community Partnerships

Many people come to church with the expectation that they will have opportunities to reach out to their community. Many churches have the resources to create their own outreach programs, but partnering with organizations ...

Category: Aid Morality

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Self-Care Doesn't Have To Be Expensive

There’s a myth about self-care that it’s a one-time special event like a luxurious spa retreat or ocean vacation. Self-care is really about taking care of yourself every day. It’s making time for healthcare and exe ...

Category: Health and Wellness

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